We enjoyed this hike on 8/16/18. We started the hike at the campsite which turned out to be great. It is steep but you will constantly stop and gaze at the views so I promise you won’t even realize how far you’ve hiked. The way down is easy and trail itself is very easy to follow.
I do recommend starting at the campsite trail; if you start at the garden expect to hike down to be potentially difficult.